The Greatest Loss of All (Prose)

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I’ve lost loves ~ found others

feelings crushed ~ as wine from grapes

but I grew again ~ stronger in the light

of another day

I’ve lost pets ~  finger-tips trace

old photographs and ashes held to chest

I’ve lost grand-parents ~  relatives

across the seas ~  some I never met

I’ve lost jewellery ~ belongings


the hardest loss ~  the insurmountable

that sheds the tears the most

the you that I am losing

now ~ ‘Irene’



The prompt for Mindlovemisery is for my mum.

This is an explanation of the prompt written by MLM :-

Loss of love, friendship, employment, youth we’ve all experienced a sense of longing (even if brief) for the restoration of a relationship, state of being, or situation. Is there anything or anyone you’ve lost? Has hindsight clarified your illusions or created a crippling nostalgia? All forms of media are acceptable. Your entry can be fiction, non fiction, or a combination of the two. My entry is totally fictional and encase there is any confusion the “I” in my poem is male. The loss can be based on choice(s) you’ve made or events that were not within your control but you wish, nevertheless, to alter. You do not have to use the phrase “Take me back” but you are welcome to do so. This prompt comes from an idea given by a very talented writer whom you can visit here Summerstommy



Please read Patricks Perspectives which will give you an insight into this disease, sadly Patrick’s dad passed very recently from this and he has now began another journey of dealing with his life and his road ahead.